International Programs has partnered with the Research Office to provide funding for the Small Grants program and the Large Program Development grants to help incentivize internationalization of research. These programs will fund more than 25 researchers per year representing numerous colleges and conducting a variety of small, medium and larger projects.
The Small Grants program supports individual faculty research across OSU, and supports both the development of extramural grant proposal development and scholarly activities that advance SP3.0. Proposals with an international component involving students and that strengthen existing international partnerships are particularly welcome. The Small Grants program has two categories:
The Large Program Development (LPD) grants program will stimulate major, transdisciplinary, extramurally-funded research programs by supporting multidisciplinary teams to work together to form new research cores at OSU that advance SP3.0. The LPD program will have a budget of about $160k/y for all LPDs, with expectation of launching two per year. LPD groups must contain collaborators from at least two colleges. LPDs may run for two years with a budget of $35k/y with extra funds available for international components involving students or that strengthen existing international partnerships. Units may add match funding, but a match is not required.
Research Equipment Reserve Funds (RERF) may be used to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research.
Beginning in Spring 2017, the Division of International Programs and the Research Office will host a series of discussions about international research. These presentations will draw from the OSU Strategic Plan and commitment to creating and enhancing a healthy planet, healthy people and a healthy economy. Learn more here.